Japan government picks banker, reflationist economist for BOJ board

TOKYO Japan's government nominated a reflation-minded economist and an executive from a megabank which has been critical of radical monetary easing to join the central bank's nine-member board, in a choice seen as maintaining the status quo on monetary policy. ( read original story ...)

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Private-sector companies including top Japanese...banks are set to reach 20 or so cooperation and...investment agreements Tuesday. Nikkei staff writer...Hidemitsu Kibe in Riyadh contributed to this...report. ( read original story ...)


Japan enacts law allowing Emperor Akihito, 83, to ...
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Japan's parliament on Friday passed a law allowing...Emperor Akihito to become the country's first...monarch to abdicate in 200 years, but put off a...debate over how to tackle the shrinking royal...population and whether to allow women to ascend...the throne. Japan ... ( read original story ...)


Durham student fell to his death in Tokyo while wa...
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Justin Browning, 21, was believed to be watching...Tokyo’s New Year’s Eve celebrations...when he plunged from the building. It has been...reported by the Sunday Times that a taxi driver...discovered his body on the ground. The student was...studying in Japan as ... ( read original story ...)


S. Korean Dies After Setting Himself Ablaze Over J...
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A South Korean Buddhist monk has died days after...he set himself on fire to protest the country's...deal with Japan on former Korean sex slaves, a...Seoul hospital said Tuesday. The monk, 64, set...himself ablaze Saturday during rallies against...impeached ... ( read original story ...)


Press rewind: Trump, Tokyo and a welcome back to t...
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In response, Toyota said it would invest $10bn in...the US over the next five years. But analysts say...the tough talk on cars won't end until Tokyo...offers up some major concessions elsewhere, in...particular on agriculture. To protect its farmers,...Japan places ... ( read original story ...)


Japan drinks to craft beer revival
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often for tourist souvenirs," Iwamoto said during...a recent interview with the Nikkei Asian Review at...his brewery in Atsugi, southwest of Tokyo. At its...peak in 1997, 117 microbreweries opened in a...single year in Japan, according to Kita Sangyo, a...bottling ... ( read original story ...)


Dover man offers glimpse of Tokyo
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If the electronic menu board at the restaurant...wasn’t convenient enough, the abundant amount of...vending machines (approximately 2.7 million of...them) located throughout the city of Tokyo...offering people beer, cigarettes, fruits,...vegetables, hot and cold ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese Yen Rise Halts After BoJ Minutes, Trade D...
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The Japanese Yen’s rise against a generally...weaker US Dollar Wednesday The Bank of Japan’s...policy minutes added little to market insight on...the central bank But Japan’s trade surplus came...in ahead of expectations The Japanese Yen steadied...against a ... ( read original story ...)


Japan protests as Chinese ships sail into disputed...
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Tokyo: Japan protested to China on Sunday after...Chinese coast guard ships sailed into territorial...waters of disputed islands in the East China Sea,...Tokyo said. Four Chinese vessels entered the...waters surrounding the islets, called the Senkaku...in Japan and ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei gains limited by U.S. Syria strike; posts 4...
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TOKYO, April 7 Japan's Nikkei share average edged...up in choppy trade on Friday but gains were...limited as the U.S. missile strike on Syria curbed...investors' risk appetite. The Nikkei rose 0.4...percent to 18,664.63 after traversing positive and...negative trade. ( read original story ...)


Central Pacific Bank looks to grow Japanese customer base through new partnership

The partnership will be a working relationship between CPB and TSUBASA, where each entity will refer customers looking to open bank accounts in Hawaii and Japan. Filled with “must read” stories, industry news and reporter insights, exclusive interviews ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO, March 7 Japan's Nikkei share average edged...down on Tuesday, following Wall Street's lead,...with investors deterred by geopolitical tensions...after the North Korean missile tests, while buying...continued to fuel in into small cap stocks. The...Nikkei fell ... ( read original story ...)


Japan shipping companies plan container merger
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Three of Japan's biggest shipping companies are...merging their container operations to become more...efficient. Nippon Yusen, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and...Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha said the joint venture would...see savings of more than 110bn yen ($1bn;...£820m ... ( read original story ...)


Japan decides to scrap trouble-plagued Monju proto...
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The Japanese government formally decided Wednesday...to decommission ... To have fuller access to the Kyodo News website,...it is necessary to subscribe. We offer a broad...range of subscription options depending on your...needs. Learn more. ( read original story ...)


Japan urges Toshiba, Western Digital to get along ...
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Japan government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said ... "While we believe that the successful sale of its...chip business is indispensable for Toshiba to...remain a going concern, hurdles to realizing such...a goal are increasing," said Masako Kuwahara, a...senior ... ( read original story ...)


Earthquake Smarts
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We’re practicing disaster vocabulary midway...through an English-language workshop on earthquake...preparedness. After some repetition and a lively...game of karuta (a Japanese card game) to reinforce...the vocab, even the non-Japanese speakers among us...are able ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s Nikkei tops 20,000 level, highest si...
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TOKYO, June 2 Japan's Nikkei share average rose...above the psychologically important 20,000-point...level to the highest since August 2015 on Friday...as strong U.S. stocks and the rising dollar lifted...investors' risk appetite. The Nikkei rose 1.0...percent to ... ( read original story ...)


Watch How Floor Isolation System In Japan Saved Li...
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Japan has a very unfortunate history with...earthquakes, particularly because the country lies...on a major fault line. Nevertheless, the Japanese...have found several ways to counter the destructive...forces of nature, and here’s a video shot at the...time of the ... ( read original story ...)


PH offers 5 sectors to Japan investors
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Investors would be particularly invited to do...business in electronic manufacturing services,...automotive and auto parts, aerospace parts,...chemicals, shipbuilding, tool and die, furniture...and garments, power, and transport and logistics....Lopez said Japanese ... ( read original story ...)


Sound smart in Japanese for beginners
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Tim starts walking down the stairs and finds the...bus ticket counter. If you have little or no...previous knowledge of the Japanese language and...are trying to survive by yourself in this country,...you should first remember some key phrases. The...shorter the ... ( read original story ...)


Universal Theme Parks To Bring Nintendo Video-Game...
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Comcast-owned Universal Parks & Resorts plans...to open themed areas based on Nintendo video games...at its parks in Orlando, Hollywood and Osaka,...Japan. ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan to buy less of short-maturity bonds in May amid tight supply

Men walk towards the Bank of Japan building in Tokyo. The BoJ will reduce its purchases of shorter-maturity government bonds further in May as supply of the securities continues to be scarce. The Bank of Japan (BoJ) will reduce its purchases of shorter ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan, Taiwan and New Zealand collaborate on seism...
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In Japan, Taiwan and New Zealand, one of the...largest driving forces behind earthquakes is the...active convergence of tectonic plates at rates of...four to eight centimeters per year. The plate...boundaries in each region are complex throughout...the length of ... ( read original story ...)


Yokohama beat Thailand, win Thanh Nien U21 Cup
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Yokohama beat Thailand, win Thanh Nien U21 Cup,...Sports news, football, Vietnam sports, vietnamnet...bridge, english news, Vietnam news, news Vietnam,...vietnamnet news, Vietnam net news, Vietnam latest...news, vn news, Vietnam breaking news ( read original story ...)


SAWEA business mission visits Japan for water and ...
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The training center was built by Osaka Municipal...Water Works Bureau for transferring ... and FO (Forward Osmosis) membrane and future...business in Saudi Arabia. Following a lecture from...Toyobo, they had a good chance to look about the...manufacturing process ... ( read original story ...)


Kanagawa cops: Motorcyclist dies after plunging fr...
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KANAGAWA (TR) – A male motorcyclist died...after he plunged from an expressway in Yokohama,...police said on Saturday. The man in his 40s died...after he fell at least 10 meters from an...expressway at around 9:30 a.m., Nippon News...Network reports (Dec. 31). ( read original story ...)


Japan's manufacturers look to overachieve on ...
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TOKYO -- Major Japanese manufacturers expect a...14.4% decline in their greenhouse gas emissions...for fiscal 2030 compared with fiscal 2013, a...deeper cut than the government set as a goal for...the sector, a Nikkei Inc. survey finds....Export-driven manufacturers ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's carmakers take solace in home market
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TOKYO -- Japanese automakers are savoring signs of...an apparent recovery in a domestic market that...nevertheless has a murky outlook beyond next...March. Meanwhile, they are left with uncertainty...in a U.S. market now under the rhetorical siege of...President ... ( read original story ...)


More awards for Japanese star pitcher-batter Otani
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TOKYO -- Shohei Otani was honoured for both his...batting and pitching on Monday when he was named...Most Valuable Player of Japan's Pacific League....Otani helped the Nippon Ham Fighters win the...Pacific League pennant and the Japan Series this...season. ( read original story ...)


WWII hurt Manipur: Japan
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Japan has acknowledged that its wartime actions in...the 1940s caused grave human suffering in Manipur....A senior Japanese official posted in India said on...Monday that Tokyo is aware of the “aggression”...that its soldiers unleashed in Manipur during the ... ( read original story ...)


Trump withdraws U.S. from TPP, raps Japan, China o...
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Separately, the new Republican president accused...Japan and China of engaging in trade practices...that ... To have fuller access to the Kyodo News website,...it is necessary to subscribe. We offer a broad...range of subscription options depending on your...needs. ( read original story ...)


7 Navy crew missing, skipper hurt after collision ...
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Japan. Relatives of crew members were awaiting...news of their loved ones. "Just heard the sweetest...voice and saw a wonderful face. He's okay. Thank...you all for the prayers," Rita Schrimsher of...Athens, Alabama, tweeted after speaking with her...23-year-old ... ( read original story ...)


Mizuho 2nd Japanese bank to sign Islamic credit deal with ICD

KUALA LUMPUR (Kyodo) -- Mizuho Bank has become the second Japanese commercial bank to sign a "murabaha" credit facility agreement with Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, an arm of the multinational Islamic Development Bank group ... ( read original story ...)

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YAMAZAKI, Japan — A dim storage room surrounded...by bamboo groves and pastoral hills is filled...wall-to-wall with 3,000 wooden barrels. Here...sleeps, for years, sometimes decades, prized...Japanese whisky. The Suntory distillery in...Yamazaki, near the ancient ... ( read original story ...)


Kwon Becomes Latest Korean Challenger Success Stor...
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And last week, 19 year old Soon Woo Kwon emerged...at the $50,000 ATP Challenger Tour event in...Yokohama. The university student advanced through...three rounds of qualifying and then topped four...opponents in straight sets to clinch a spot in the...final. ( read original story ...)


A US navy destroyer has collided with a merchant s...
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Picture: AP The Japanese coast guard said it...received an emergency call from a...Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal...in the early hours of Saturday morning that it had...collided with the Fitzgerald. Relatives of crew...members were awaiting news of ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei falls 2% as ‘Trump trade’ doubts hit Asia m...
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Japan’s exports rose at the best pace in two...years in February, according to date released...Wednesday. Asian markets dropped Wednesday, led by...the Nikkei’s fall of more than 2%, following...overnight declines in U.S. financial markets as...investors re ... ( read original story ...)


Japan provides 268m/- to health centre in Simiyu
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THE Benjamini Mkapa Foundation and the Government...of Japan have signed a grant agreement worth US...dollars 126,726 approximately 268m/- to support...the construction of operating theatre at Nkoma...Health Centre in Itimila District in Simiyu...Region. ( read original story ...)


Explore the sights of Tokyo while in an 8K virtual...
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At the South by Southwest 2017 (SXSW) festival,...Japanese media and entertainment companies NHK...Enterprises and NHK Media Technology will allow...people to view the sights and sounds of Tokyo in a...virtual reality motion ride with 8K quality...visuals. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo police crack down on cosplay kart tour safet...
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Police in the Japanese capital Tokyo are urging...operators to improve the safety standards of their...popular fancy dress go-kart tours of the city. The...sight of convoys of go-karts snaking through...Tokyo's streets, their drivers wearing outfits...based on the ... ( read original story ...)


Brits, Czechs claim world's most powerful �...
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There are two behemoths of this kind -- the...one-petawatt Texas Petawatt Laser in Austin and...the two-petawatt Laser for Fast Ignition...Experiments (LFEX) in Osaka, Japan. One petawatt...equals one million billion watts Those lasers..."have a very high peak power ... ( read original story ...)


Global stocks up on U.S. bank hopes, dollar and yi...
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Bank stocks led the charge in European trading ... MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS slipped 0.1 percent,...after rising to its highest levels since late...October in the previous session. It was up 1.8...percent for ... ( read original story ...)


Jetstar Japan targets business fliers with flexibl...
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TOKYO -- Budget airline Jetstar Japan on Wednesday...launched a new fare option to make flying more...convenient for business travelers, aiming to...broaden its customer base. The so-called Flexibiz...bundle costs an additional 2,000 yen ($17.84) each...way for ... ( read original story ...)